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barter

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verb bar·ter \ˈbär-tər\

Simple Definition of barter

  • : to exchange things (such as products or services) for other things instead of for money

Full Definition of barter

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to trade by exchanging one commodity for another

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to trade or exchange by or as if by bartering

bar·ter·er play \-tər-ər\ noun

Origin of barter

Middle English bartren, from Anglo-French *bareter to do business, exchange, alteration of Old French barater — more at barratry


First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with barter


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barter

noun bar·ter

Simple Definition of barter

  • : a system in which goods or services are exchanged for other goods or services instead of for money

  • : goods or services that are exchanged for other goods or services

Full Definition of barter

  1. 1 :  the act or practice of carrying on trade by bartering

  2. 2 :  the thing given in exchange in bartering

Examples of barter

  1. The tribes use a system of barter.

  2. The explorers used blankets and other supplies for barter to get food from the native people.



15th Century

First Known Use of barter

15th century



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